Jim Ragsdale

State Capitol reporter | Minnesota state government/politics
Jim Ragsdale covers Minnesota state government and politics.

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Ex-felon employment bill approved by Minnesota Senate

The bipartisan measure would bar employers in Minnesota from asking about criminal convictions on initial applications.

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 06:41 PM

Fight builds at Legislature to scrap tests to graduate

Business groups defend minimum score to graduate.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 11:23 AM

State seeking Plan B for e-pulltabs, Vikings stadium funding

Electronic gambling hasn’t taken off, so legislators consider a tax on sports memorabilia and jerseys to fund share of Vikings...

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 11:17 PM

Push on in Minnesota Legislature for education funding

From preschool to college, changes would be far-reaching.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 11:18 PM

March 27: Dayton: We’ll fix Vikings stadium financing

Governor said it is too soon to panic about whether the electronic games will cover the state’s share of the...

Updated: March 27, 2013, - 08:39 AM

Minnesota judge OKs new social studies standards

Minnesota curriculum plan was challenged as “anti-American,” but judge found it reasonable.

Updated: March 24, 2013, - 07:39 PM

House committee passes stripped-down gun background checks bill

The House measure would extend background checks only to private sales that are made at gun shows.

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 09:58 PM

Divided DFL stalls universal background checks

DFL legislators who represent urban areas are a world apart from those who hail from rural parts.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 10:39 PM

House DFLers abandon universal background checks for gun buyers

Efforts to expand background checks to gun shows remained alive after House DFLers forced a compromise.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 08:02 AM

Gun background checks debate moves to House

Two bills, one supported by the NRA and one calling for universal checks, are competing for votes.

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 09:40 PM

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